Leaders of the Oyo state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has urged the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole and a leader of the party, Bola Tinubu to reject the rumoured nomination of a former governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi as the party National Deputy Chairman.
Arising from an emergency meeting In Ibadan on Thursday, the leaders drawn across the 3 Senatorial Districts of the state said under Ajimobi’s leadership, the party in the state suffered electoral defeats and do not want more problems in the party.
” Our resolve is that our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu should look for younger people who are more vibrant and intelligent rather than recycling the old wine in the new bottle.
“He (Ajimobi) can’t fit in . Somebody that was given a higher responsibility in the state and the whole party was in disarray .
” And because of him we lost the presidential , senatorial, House of Assembly elections in the state. We don’t want further trouble in the party and the National Leader should not allow Ajimobi to further decimate the party and put our members in jeopardy.
“There are a lot of experienced politicians, who are even more experience than Ajimobi , that we can nominate to occupy the seat of the Deputy National Chairman from the state.
” So, the position of the National Deputy Chairman is for a true leader who can embrace all , irrespective of their imperfection .
“A leader that has perseverance, tolerance and that has the spirit of forgiveness, not somebody wearing the toga of arrogance , that sees himself as the Alpha and Omega .
“Nobody is all in all except the Almighty God . We don’t want somebody who has disappointed the entire people of Oyo state , but someone who possess the qualities that endear the people“ they said.
“If the former governor Ajimobi is allowed to hold the post of the National Deputy Chairman , then the future of APC, and its members in the state will be in jeopardy,” they added.